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Casino Royale's Riskiest Casting Proves Bond 26's Biggest Challenge Isn't Replacing 007

The biggest question surrounding the upcoming Bond 26 is who will be the new James Bond, but a secondary Casino Royale casting choice points to a much larger problem for the reboot. Following the dramatic conclusion to Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond, the franchise is expected to initiate a total overhaul for its next outing, complete with a new lead, fresh supporting cast, and tonal reset. The James Bond franchise is no stranger to bold reimaginings, having even rescued itself from the brink of irrelevance with the vital, gritty reboot Casino Royale in 2006. However, the franchise has evolved since then, with a new narrative style expected to complicate matters.

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